Tressel may indeed be in Colts' mix

It looks as if the best in-house candidate remaining in the Indianapolis Colts organization could indeed be in the mix to be the team's new head coach.

WISH-TV in Indianapolis reports that former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel, who spent the season as a game day consultant for the team, is under consideration to be the Colts head coach. Other reports said that Tressel has already spoken to team owner Jim Irsay about the job.

Tressel is just one of many in the mix for the Colts, who are also looking at Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray, Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael and are said to have interest in Eagles offensive coordiantor Marty Mornhinweg and former Vikings head coach Brad Childress.

Tressel, of course, was ousted by the Buckeyes after the tattoo parlor scandal involving Terrelle Pryor and a number of other Ohio State players. But that doesn't take away from the fact that he is a credible coach, and the NFL probably won't look at the ugly blotch on his resume over the way his tenure ended in Columbus.

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